Corporate Governance - Biography

Ryan K. Woodley

Chief Executive Officer, Progressive
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Ryan Woodley is Chief Executive Officer of Progressive Leasing, a virtual lease-to-own company that provides lease-purchase solutions through approximately 22,000 retail locations in 46 states. Progressive Leasing is a division of Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), a leading omnichannel provider of lease-purchase solutions.

Ryan was promoted to CEO of Progressive Leasing in January 2015. He joined Progressive as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer in June of 2013.

Prior to that, he was Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at DigiCert, a digital security certificate provider which was sold to TA Associates in November 2012.

Previous to DigiCert, Ryan was a principal at Polaris Partners, a $4 billion private equity firm based in Boston. Prior to Polaris, Ryan was a strategy consultant at the Monitor Group in Cambridge, MA where he worked on a range of strategic and operating engagements for Fortune 500 clients across several industries. Ryan has also spent time at Google as a manager in the online sales operations group and at the payment gateway Authorize.Net.

Ryan has an MBA from Harvard Business School and BS in electrical engineering from BYU.

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